Vinery Stud Stakes Tips & Preview 2022

Vinery Stud Stakes Tips & Preview

Looking for Vinery Stud Stakes tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2022 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill.


The second of the Group 1 races at Rosehill shapes as an open one with the three-year-old fillies in action over the 2000m. Hinged and Gypsy Goddess are vying for favouritism at the $4 with ladbrokes after the barrier draw, while Fangirl ($5.50), Pretty Amazing ($6.50) and Never Been Kissed ($8) are others in single figures. Yearning at $16 and Pink Ivory at $21 head the rest.

Hinged comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner in this race, going 8.4 lengths faster than standard when 3rd on a Heavy 8 over the 1500m at Rosehill behind Lighthouse in the Coolmore Classic (1500m).

She won the Surround Stakes (1400m) on the Heavy 10 at her start prior, going 11.1 lengths faster than standard, which is better than what any horse in this race has ever produced.

The Chris Waller-trained galloper comes into this fourth up and at her last preparation she improved seven lengths on figures when winning at Doomben. She was then sent to the Waller stables and was runner-up behind Never Been Kissed in the Flight Stakes (1600m). Like a number of the runners here she has never raced over the 2000m.

Her Flight Stakes conqueror, Never Been Kissed, went on to finish runner-up behind Profondo in the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) last spring. The Waterhouse/Bott galloper is one of four in this race to have had a crack at the 2000m and went 6.5 lengths faster than standard that day. She went 10.4 lengths faster than standard in the Flight and comes into this third up after finishing runner-up in the recent Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.

Fangirl was 4th in that race and was held up at the trop of the straight before producing the fastest 400m-200m split. But the slow earlier tempo counted against her in the end and she went down by five lengths.

Gypsey Godess is unbeaten in five starts and has won her last two by a combined margin of more that seven lengths. The David Vandyke-trained galloper resumed with a win at Eagle Farm over the 1600m on March 12, going 6.3 lengths faster than standard and should improve off that. Two of her wins last time were over 2000m and above.

Three runners come out of the Kewney Stakes (1600m) that was held at Flemington on March 12 and they are Mokolua (3rd), Yearning (5th) and Stray (9th). Mokolua was three deep without cover for the trip before coming out very wide and running on to land a length off Barb Raider. She went 3.6 lengths faster that standard off what was a slow tempo, running her last 600m in 33.4.

Yearning was also wide in that race and is capable of improvement. The Hawkes-trained galloper claimed the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) in the spring before finishing 4th in the Wakedul Stakes (2000m) at Flemington. Stray should also have landed closer in the Kewney.

Five runners come out of the Kembla Grange Classic (1600m), which was held at Goulburn this year due to the rains that plagued the Woolongong region in the lead up to that race.

Pretty Amazing made it three wins from her last three starts with an emphatic run from the tail that day. She went just 3.6 lengths slower than standard and needs to run a big personal best but she clearly has some upside and the booking of James McDonald is a pointer to her chances. Not sure that those that missed out behind her can turn the tables.


You could make a case for a fair few of these. Gypsy Godess is the picket fencer and the booking of McDonald on Pretty Amazing is a bit of a lead, while I wouldn’t be writing off those that come up from Victoria. But it is Hinged that ticks the most boxes for mine. She has gone more than eight lengths faster than standard at her past two runs with those coming on Heavy tracks. She was set a task when posted wide against the older horses in the Coolmore before producing the fastest last 200m and going on that run, the daughter of Worthy Cause should be suited by the step up in trip. Her form on Soft or worse is excellent, while she has attracted support in the betting after drawing barrier 4.



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